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Birmingham Canal Museum Do we need one can we get one? Have a look and complete the survey to give your views. If you are organizing a UK canal or river event that you would like added to this list please let me know.

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Brampton Lock No 11 Narrowboat and cruisers in lock
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The Boat Listing is now hosted by CanalPlanAC. Please update your Favourites/Bookmarks to http://canalplan.org.uk/boats/

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If you are a newcomer to the subject, or this web site, you may want to start with my Introduction pages. These give an introduction to this website, the UK Waterways System, its history and to inland boating on canals or rivers.

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For non-waterway travel photographs see www.jim-shead.net

I am also webmaster for the following waterways sites Railway & Canal Historical Society
The Association of Nene River Clubs
House of York

All about the Inland Waterways Association (IWA) click here

Quote of the day No 139

Sunday 24 March 2019

It seems inconceivable now that, only a generation ago, Britain’s immense heritage of inland waterways was in such a state of neglect and decay that a great part of the system was nearly lost for ever. This book tells the story of how our river and canal navigations fell into such disuse and how a small band of enthusiasts fought long and hard to save them by alerting an indifferent public and challenging an unseeing bureaucracy.

The idea of forming a consumer society to fight for the preservation of the environment was, in 1945, a bold and original one. It began when Robert Aickman, who later became a successful writer of ghost stories, approached Tom Rolt, whose book Narrow Boat had stimulated public awareness of the plight of waterways. Together with their wives, Ray and Angela, they called a meeting at the Aickmans’ London home and set up the Inland Waterways Association. Although this book covers the Association’s first twenty years, it is not in any sense an ‘official’ history — it is the story of individuals of vision and enterprise.

David Bolton - Race Against Time

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